Indian Navy successfully test: Indian Navy successfully test a naval version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired by the Indian Navy in the Bay of Bengal on 24th November, in this way India entered in a new defence league as part of a series of trials being carried out by the three services, official sources said.
A similar test firing of the missile was conducted successfully by the Indian Navy six weeks back in the Arabian sea.
BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russian joint venture, produced the supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from many platforms such as submarines, ships, aircraft, or land.
According to the sources said the test-firing of the missile was “successful”.
On 24th November, the Indian Army had “successfully” test-fired the surface-to-surface BrahMos missile that flies at a speed of 2.8 Mach or almost three times the speed of sound.
The range of the new land-attack version of the missile has been boosted to 400 km from the original 290 km.
India has already deployed a sizeable number of the original BrahMos missiles and other key assets in several strategic locations along the Line of Actual Control with China in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.
In the last two-and-half months, India has test-fired a number of missiles including an anti-radiation missile named Rudram-1 which is planned to be inducted into service by 2022.
The Indian Air Force on 30th October test-fired the air-launched version of the weapon from a Sukhoi fighter aircraft in the Bay of Bengal.
The Indian Airforce is also integrating the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile on over 40 Sukhoi fighter jets which are aimed at bolstering the overall combat capability of the force.